Nimitz deployed to the Western Pacific with Carrier Air Wing 9 embarked on 2 September 1988.
During the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Nimitz provided security off the coast of South Korea.
Following her Refueling and Complex Overhaul in 2001, her home port was changed to Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego County, California, the home port of Nimitz was again moved to Naval Station Everett in Washington state in 2012. Congress in fiscal year 1967 and Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.
In January 2015 Nimitz changed home port from Everett back to Naval Base Kitsap. in Newport News, Virginia was awarded the 6.5 million (equivalent to 1.64 million today).
Nimitzs fourth deployment, from 10 November 1982 to , was to the Caribbean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. On 14 June 1985, two Lebanese gunmen hijacked TWA Flight 847, which carried 153 passengers and crew and included Americans; in response, Nimitz was deployed to the coast of Lebanon, where it remained until August 1985.
The embarked Airwing 8 flew continuous sorties for 67 days, bombing several sites in Beirut including the runways of Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport. Nimitz, again with CVW-8 embarked, departed Norfolk for its sixth and final Mediterranean deployment on 30 December 1986.
The ship was named for World War II Pacific fleet commander Chester W. USN, (1885–1966), who was the Navy’s third fleet admiral.
Nimitz had her homeport at Naval Station Norfolk until 1987, when she was relocated to Naval Station Bremerton in Washington state (now part of Naval Base Kitsap).
Prior to this trip, the ship took part in the shooting of the 1980 film The Final Countdown, whose story was specifically set aboard the Nimitz, after four months on station, Operation Evening Light was launched from Nimitzs decks in an attempt to rescue the U. Embassy staff, the mission was aborted after a helicopter crashed at a refueling point in the Iranian desert.
The ensuing fire spread to six other aircraft, and two sailors were killed. On 25 February 1991, Nimitz departed Bremerton for the Persian Gulf in relief of USS Ranger in the aftermath of Operation Desert Storm, returning to Bremerton on 24 August 1991.
Nimitz again deployed to the Persian Gulf on 1 February 1993, in support of Operation Southern Watch, returning on 1 August 1993.
Almost 80 percent of the sorties flown were strike sorties, with strike support accounting for another 10 percent.
F/A-18 Hornet strike fighters flew nearly 80 percent of the strike sorties.